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you on his health as he remains in a houston hospital. >>> and the last time congress came close to being kraing the debt ceiling the market didn't react kindly. coming up, what the fallout from the fiscal debate could look like on wall street. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a hospital today, but a family spokesman says the 88-year-old is in high spirits and is even singing with doctors and nurses. gabe gutierrez is in houston with the latest on 41's condition. gabe, is that true? >> reporter: yeah, craig, that's what we're hearing. he remains in intensive care here at methodist hospital in houston. he is improving and that his exchange wes doctors and nurses now include singing. the first 41st presiden
the heart about her mentor, whitney houston. >> i felt like i wasn't there for her enough at the end of her life. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> now to the man of the hour, tyler perry. welcome, tyler. >> thank you, thank you. >> are you nervous? >> a little bit. a little bit. >> had a word with my friend. >> she told me you were the best interviewer in the world so i'm very, very worried. it's all good >> high praise from the queen herself. you weren't called tyler perry as a boy, you were born emmett perry jr. you changed your name, you said, to distance yourself from your father, who let's be honest, sounds brutal. he used to beat you relentlessly as a young man. it must have had an effect on you? >> of course, but i was able to forgive him in my mid-20s, and that changed my life. what i did was, what a lot of people don't realize or understand is their parents have a story, too. whatever happened in your life because of them -- you really need to find out the story so you can understand it. what i found is he and his sister and brother, they were all found by a white man in rura
in houston, texas, say they saw something just before 7:00 a.m. last friday, but very few reported it. so we now know it was a meteor streaking overhead that cause thad impressive bright flash. >>> well, let's go over to wall street where the dow closed at 13,169 after adding 14 points yesterday. s&p was up a fraction. nasdaq gained 8. overseas, the nikkei lost 8 points but in hong kong, the hang sang rose 47. >>> well, this morning, an apology and an impressive find for a british banking giant. hsbc will pay a record $1.9 billion to settle a u.s. criminal probe alleging the firm ignored red flags about money laundering for years. today the bank admitted to a breakdown of controls. >>> meanwhile, standard chartered is shelling and selling out a smaller but still significant sum of $327 million for violating u.s. saks sancti against iran, sudan, and two other countries. >>> the u.s. treasury is selling its remaining stake in aig for just under $8 billion. that ends the era of government ownership. >>> on the street, hp, the dow's worst performer shot up on rumors that activist investor carl
. by the way, former president bush remains in a houston hospital and is likely to be there for a while according to a spokeswoman. he's been in intensive care since sunday and his doctors say he's dealing with a persistent fever. he was hospitalized more than a month ago with a case of bronchitis. his spokeswoman said he's getting excellent treatment and advises everyone to, quote, put the harps back in the sclos it. >>> overseas the state department closed up. rebel forces have taken up several cities and are advancing on the capital. they're search-rich and is a former french colony. they say the government is not honoring a cease five including release of political leaders. >> back in the u.s., the storm has come and gone and at least 16 deaths are blamed on the weather. in hard-hit arkansas, more than 135 homes and businesses remain without power. edward lawrence reporting. >> reporter: snow blowers and plows are pushing through a foot of snow in the upstate new york. the icy snow is a challenge for those who only have a shovel. >> it's been brutal. >> reporter: the storm drops sev
back. doctors in houston are trying to bring down a stubborn fever in the oldest-living former president. we're talking about george h.w. bush. more than a month ago the 88-year-old bush has been in houston's methodist hospital since november 7th. we learned yesterday he was moved into icu on sunday in guarded condition. what does that mean? our dr. sanjay gupta explains. >> when i take care of patients in the intensive care unit, when we say they are guarded, that means we're keeping an eye on several different things. that could be the lungs, could be someone's kidney function, could be neurological status. we don't know what this particularly means with the former president, but we need around-the-clock monitoring. all of his vital signs and there are things we're trying to prevent from going in the wrong direction. >> miguel march kwez has more from houston. >> reporter: the first thing the family wants people to know is that he's doing okay despite this long stint in the hospital. a spokesman says they want to thank everybody from around the world for sending in their thou
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with severe weather. tornado watches you can see. look at this. i-10 right along the gulf coast, houston to new orleans. and this is just really the beginning of it. we're looking at incredibly severe weather. tornado watches and tornado warnings. tornado warnings meaning these storms have produced rotation and have been detected. you can see right there. so right now it's eastern texas moving into louisiana. kind of to give you a perspective, south of i-20 here is tyler, texas. here's shreveport, louisiana. all of these moving northeast and this is just the beginning of really what could be an inundation of severe weather today and really a rash of tornadoes which is really quite rare for christmas day. so here is a look from houston to new orleans the beginning of the day from now through kind of early afternoon and as we head toward afternoon and into evening, atlanta, birmingham, so dangerous tornadoes, winds 60 to 80 miles per hour, straight line winds could be a factor as well. as well as damaging hail. so you kind of get the perspective and the gravity of this. that is the severe
-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy high school. we'll look quick, that was the cafeteria and pieces of portable classrooms smashed into it
the state of wisconsin, also pat houston, whitney houston's sister-in-law and manager and jeopardy champion ken jennings written a new book. it's tuesday, december 4th, "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome everybody, you're watching "starting point." we're honored this morning to have the former british prime minister tony blair with us as our guest. he's going to be weighing in as a number of topics. we're going to talk about the fiscal cliff, we're going to talk about the global economy. we're going to talk about the civil war in syria. we'll talk about the royal baby coming soon. first we want to get right to zoraida sambolin for an update on the day's top stories. >> soledad, the fiscal cliff debacle, with 28 days remaining before drastic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect, a republican spending plan has been rejected by the white house. brianna keilar is live from washington. what now, brianna? >> well, right now it's about the pressure building and the clock kicking, zoraida. as house republicans in the white house try to ultimately broker a deal between two very differ
in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app? >> scrabble. >> sometimes i want to yank that out of your hands. >> and all that matters. >> an endangered thi
. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is still not over. ten deaths blamed on the storm. more than 2,400 flights have been canceled. it could dump more snow on new england and upstate new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its w
in music, whitney houston and dick clark. >> this is the beaver that bit your hand. >> this isn't the same beaver, but this is the one that did it. exactly like this. >> did you ever touch a beaver? >> no. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> the world lost some beloved entertainers this year from larry hagman and andy griffith to davy jones of the monkees and adam yauch of the beastie boys. two in particular stand out. dick clark, the eternal teenager, and the tragic loss of whitney houston. i can tell you're angry about what's happened here. the blame game has begun. a lot of people want to blame bobby brown. a lot of people want to blame the music business. some people want to blame everyone. what do you think? >> well, it's all of the above and
afternoon at 3:00. >>> want to update you on developing news in houston. george h. w. bush has been released from icugabe is staineding by. you told us two hours ago that the president was singing to doctors and unurses, he sounds like he is doing better than a week ago? >> yes, we got a update saying that former president bush was moved to a regular patient room and that the bush family wanted to thank everyone for their thought prayers. this comes a day after the spokesman said that the former president was singing along with his medical staff. and the 41st president of the united states first went to the hospital in early november for bronchitis, he was released a few days later and then after thanksgiving went back in with a nagging cough. his families have not released many details of the treatment he has been receiving, but late this week, on thursday, houston -- the chief of staff urge supporters to put the hearts back in the closet. president bush was a fighter and in good spirits, still no telling how long he will be in the hospital. but we learned that he has been moved from the ic
in houston. that's about all the information we have about the president, because the family has now asked for privacy, as he continues treatment for a persistent cough and fever. he was admitted to the hospital here in houston back on november 23rd, complaining of a could have. last sunday he was placed in icu because of his weakened did not and a persistent fever. now the family is asking for privacy. but just yesterday his former -- his chief of staff gene becker sent an e-mail to family and friends. in that e-mail she says -- sell he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. becker went on to say that going forward, the family intends to deal with the health issues in private. thomas? >> that is the resolve we know and love. charles hadlock in houston, texas, good to see you. thank you, sir. >>> at least 16 dead from the first massive winter storm. and another storm waiting in the wings. we'll bring you the latest on that. >>> plus dr. ruth weighs in on the fiscal cliff debate. wait until you hear her take on this situation. we'll bring
president bush surrounded by family. still in a houston hospital after his health has taken a turn for the worst. good morning. it's wednesday, the day after christmas and this is "the daily rundown" and i'm luke russert for chuck todd. just more day in paradise for president obama while the rest of the family stays in hawaii. he will head back later this evening. he did take out with the first lady to express gratitude with service members on behalf of the nation. >> we know it's not easy, but what we also want you to know is you have the entire country behind you and all of us understand that we would be nowhere without the extraordinary service that you provide. i want to say thank you and we love you. >> kristen welker is live in honolulu. it's early in the morning there, but president obama traveling home to d.c. 10:00 p.m. hawaii time. there doesn't seem to be a lot of urgency rarg the fiscal cliff. are they geared up and ready to work on this? >> i think they are. they are hoping that the pressure to get something done will encourage everyone to come to the table to compromi
for the colts' regular season finale against houston. at a news conference pagano thanked his wife of 23 years. tina pagano stayed right by his side throughout his hospital stay. >> i want to thank you. she's a soldier, a warrior, my soul mate. >> pagano also thanked his doctor, the community, and of course his team. many of the colts shaved their heads last month to honor him. a couple colts cheerleaders shaved their heads as well for cancer research funding. pagano's comeback may be the most uplifting story from the sports world for 2012. we'll take a look at ten other stories that grabbed headlines some beyond the sports pages. >> today is a new day at augusta national. >> augusta national, perhaps the most prestigious golf club in america and home of the masters had excluded women from its membership roles since its opening in 1932. but that changed in august with a highly show cased admission. a former secretary of state, condoleezza rice, and darla moore, south carolina businesswoman. >> i haven't thought yet about where i'll play but i have thought a lot about where i've been. >> when q
and the thunder beat the nets 117-111. in houston, greg smith had a strong second half against the lakers. and they took the lead on three point shot from tony douglas. houston over los angeles 107-105. college basketball, number three michigan rolled over western michigan, 73-41. and that extends the wolverine's streak to seven wins, no losses. congratulations to them. late in the second half, north carolina state's c.j. lessly takes it to the hole for the jam. the wolfpack defeats uconn 69-65. >>> the "boston globe" reports that the red sox have made a three years, are $38 million offer to dodgers and phillies center fielder shane victorino. >>> and los angeles galaxy soccer star david beckham finally said good-bye after six years, thanked his fans. the team won its second mls championship saturday, but beckham has in the yet announced where he'll play in the future. and now for another look at the weather, here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> a big beckham fan? >> yeah, he's a good-bye. not too bad on the eyes. >> people everywhere just turned the audio down. hope
. >> this is apollo 13. nice evening. >> nine minutes later they caused the number one tank to also fame. >> houston. we have a provnlt words that would forever linked to commander love vill. >> when the explosion occurred i thought why me. for a while i couldn't belief it was happening but then i said it is mend it is now. what's next? >> electricity light and water all lost. there was no heat. they were 200,000 miles from earth and going in the wrong direction. >> did you ever think i might die? >> we thought our chances were about 10 percent. >> did you really? >> when we realized after we saw the oxygen things could be really bad. >> as the world watched ground control in houston faced a formidable task. think of a way for the crew to test their spaceship and write up step by step procedures for the astronauts to follow just to get home. >> we went to sim tlierts to try to do what they do in damaged amroel 13 spacecraft to get them home. >> we are going to come up with good ideas for you. >> one is to shut down the command modules. they use the lunar model a craft used for settling two members o
in a hospital over a month but he is tong improve. they are outside of methodist hospital in houston with the latest. >> we are in one of the situations where no news is good news. a staffers are not updating much unless thuation changes and the last time they gave us an update, they said that he continues to improve. he is still in intensive care where he has been a week. the condition is a stubborn fever . it was brought on by eye nasty case of bronchitus that caused him to be hospitalized. if you had an opportunity to meet this president after his term ended, he is it a funny guy and he's true to form and cracking jokes with the hospital staff and singing songs with the hospital staff . the staff around him made an effort to keep the releases light and optmist i think and all the while acknowledging the sober reality that he is 88 years oiled and pretty sick. >> we'll leave you with the latest update that the situation continues to improve and there is it reason for optimism out here. >> live in houston, texas. >> mr. bush's war-time commander has died. norman schwarzkoph was a hi
, dylan. >>> an update on the health of president george h.w. bush, who remains in a houston hospital. nbc news has learned his stubborn fever has gotten worse and that he was admitted to intensive care unit on sunday on a liquid-only diet. a bush spokesperson says the president is alert, speaking with medical staff and is surrounded by family. mr. bush, who is 88 years old, has been hospitalized with bronchitis since just after thanksgiving. >>> president obama is aboard air force one right now and some lawmakers will weather the storms to get back to washington today with five days left to avert the fiscal cliff, and now all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans say it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. nbc's danielle leigh is live on capitol hill. danielle, what's the latest? >> reporter: mara, good morning. it's a new day and a new standoff. this time, house speaker john boehner is hinting he won't bring house members back to town until the senate comes up with a passable plan. as president obama leaves his tropical retreat in hawaii for a wintry washington, tensio
♪ then dreidel i shall >> that would be so much better if we didn't know that was jeremy lin and the houston rockets. the toughest competition, the classic hanukkah dreidel song. >>> also, highlights from the football game last night. that was miss what are the eagles doing? >>> and not happy with the way the politicians are handling the fiscal cliff? wait until you see how the ukraine parliament settles their disputes. all of that when "way too early" comes back. [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. >>> what's today, the 14th? 11 days tilt christmas, counting down and going fast. now for a quick check on weather to get you out the door this morning. the rainiest spot in the country, not where you'd expect it. arizona and the deserts out there in ph
. >>> and take a look at this. massive fireball that you'll see there, streaking across the sky over houston. unfortunately, it was not a ufo. simply a meteor that people saw before dawn, driving. very unfortunate. it was so bright, a camera caught it 500 miles away. had it been a ufo, obviously, a life-changer. >>> and it was supposed to be the game of the year between new england and houston last night. wasn't even close. even when things didn't go as planned, as you see here, well, the patriots took advantage, fumbling into the end zone. why not? tom brady and the patriots steamrolling the houston, texans. the new daddy threw for four scores. and right now, there's no doubt about who the kings of the hill are in the nfl. >> josh, thanks very much. >>> we're going to turn to the brazen shooting in midday, midtown manhattan, just steps away from carnegie hall. a young man executed. one bullet to the back of the head in a mob-style hit. this was calm and cold-blooded. >> reporter: this crime was carefully planned. an execution-style shooting on a busy sidewalk, just during lunchtime, with a
-out could affect ports from boston to houston. >>> for the second time this month a man has been pushed to his death in the path of a new york subway train. >> crazy people running the streets. >>> an uninvited guests slithered into a backyard in florida. >> somebody else got the shower on the sideline. >> jamal crawford who i think should be an all-star coming off the bench is dangerous. be still. >> and all that matters. >> hillary clinton plans to go back to work just in time for the new year. >> two reather than get angry and you show it you live a lot longer. >> he gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling! i'd like to see if he could even count to 1 million much less 16.4 trillion! captioning funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the dead
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president george h.w. bush. this morning he's out of intensive care at a houston hospital where he's been staying for more than a month now, and maybe the mini concert he got by phone from one of his favorite country super groups has something to do with his improvement. abc's clayton sandell has the story. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> reporter: it was a spirit-lifting serenade for the 88-year-old former commander in chief ordered up by former first lady barbara bush. >> she called us and said that we should cheer the president up and if the oak ridge boys could all get together and sing him a song or two. >> reporter: mr. bush has been in this houston hospital more than a month fighting complications of bronchitis. he's not only a huge oak ridge boys fan, he's friends with the band members and when they called friday, he had a request. >> and he said he was ready to hear some of "elvira." elvira elvira ♪ ♪ i've been thinking >> that would make him feel good. ♪ my heart's on fire >> reporter: they sang it then picked one of their favorites. ♪ i once was lost but n
houston. the faa is ordering checks on fuel line connections on all 787s. poor connections could cause fuel loss, engine shutdowns, or fires. the city of lights is hitting the dimmer switch. this week, officials in paris proposed a plan for shops and public buildings to turn off lights at night to cut costs and save energy. already, museums, churches and the eiffel tower go dark for the night. not everyone is saying "oui." some are concerned the plan will be a turn-off for tourists. however, the french government hopes the ban extends nationwide. now that there's a baby on the way for the duke and duchess of cambridge, entrepreneurs are popping up with money-making ideas. similar to what happened in the days leading up to royal wedding, the expected bundle of joy is causing a stir in the financial world, including wagers on baby names and whether multiple babies will be born. "i think any time you get a royal, even of this magnitude, the first thing that business owners will think about is how can i make money, and there will be ways, from different types of cups to ornaments." that wa
in intensive care in houston. ahead, the latest n on his condition. >> we want to update you on the condition of george hw bush who remains at a hospital this houston after a persistent slightly elevated fever. the bush family released a statement. following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, president bush was admitted to the intensive care unit in the intensive care unit on sunday. doctors are cautiously optimistic about the course of treatment and the president is alert and conversing with medical staff and is surrounded by family. the former president is relentlessly positive and joking with doctors and the family said it is confident he will be released from icu. miguel marquez joins us from outside the hospital. what's the latest? >> reporter: he is 88 years old so that is reason to worry. he has been in the hospital now for a little over a month. another reason to worry. he came in with bronchitis or an infection and it turned into this fever that won't go away and they can't quite brick. a spokesperson said they are treating it with tylenol and other means, but he said
are threatening to whack off the job on sunday. a walk-off could shut ports down from boston to houston. they move more than 1,400 million tons a year. >>> seaworld is known for its water shows and killer whales. iter and $80 million during the first nine months of this year. seaworld's other properties include two busch garden parks and sesame place in pennsylvania. duarte? erica ferrar. >>> thanks erica. straight ahead, your weather and in sports dwyane wade gets hit where it counts, in the wallet. this ill-advised attack on this player. >>> here's a look at today's ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, mostly sunny, 39 degrees. miami, mostly sunny, 77. chaurks occasional snow, 34 degrees. dallas, showers, 47. las angeles, mostly sunny, 63 degrees. >>> time now for a check of the national forecast. heavy w
, down to houston, texas. we also have some snow showers from minneapolis right over into green bay, arkansas. stretching down into des moines, iowa, as well. this whole system is finally pulling away. snow showers across maine. the wind is easing and precipitation is winding down as well. this storm system is a saturday event. mostly rain from southern new jersey down through delaware and mostly rain across the eastern tip of long island and into cape cod. you go inland just a little bit where it goes from rain over to snow and that scenario where we can see about 3 to 5 inches. again, if this storm backs a little closer to land, we would see those higher amounts push back into central massachusetts and connecticut. for the most part, new york city, about an inch or so. new york, connecticut, western massachusetts, we should pick up about 3 inches out of this storm. >> all right, dylan, thanks so much. >>> coming up -- a million-dollar t-rex smuggling ring. >>> adam lanza's dna will be studied. >>> plus, who are hollywood's most bankable stars. you'll find out. you're watching firs
dollars a day. anna werner is in houston at one of the ports that could be facing a walkout. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca and jeff. yes. there are two days to go before the strike deadline. they're at an impasse. at issue is pay for those working in the ports. but if it doesn't get resolved, the consequence could be a devastated impact on the economy. as the rest of the country focuses on the gridlock in houston, many are working overtime trying to get as many shipments out as they can before it comes to a standstill. the vice president of the national retail federation says a shutdown at the docks would have a ripple effect on the global economy. >> the ports are a primary piece of the global supply chain. if they're not operating efficiently, it slows down the system and hurts everything using the system. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshore men union and the shipping companies are deadlocked. a shutdown would affect 15 points from boston down the east coast of florida and into the gulf of mexico as far west as houston. these ports handle nea
. >> security cameras in houston solved the missing mystery of the ipad mini. the fedex guy delivering it just in time. here comes the grinch dressed in brown. he delivers his own package only to come back and take that ipad mini for himself. >> i was shocked and i said, oh, my god, it's the u.p.s. guy. i thought this is exactly like the grinch. >> u.p.s. replaced the ipad and fired the driver. but not until the video went on the internet. >> i didn't hear from anybody till 8:30 the next morning. u.p.s. security here in houston and they said we saw your video on youtube. >> oklahoma city, a team of grinches worked together casing this house. they break down the door and once inside the unthinkable. head right to the christmas tree and began unwrapping presents before knock knocking the tree over on their way out. when a little girl came home with her family, christmas was gone. in texas, the troubling trend of thefts continues. jennifer very laz's christmas gifts are dropped off then a black dodge charger pulls up and out comes this woman who helps herself with the presents. >> that blows my m
in houston. a family spokesman says mr. bush is alert and in good spirits. he's been talking with his doctors and nurses. and i heard singing. the 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized for more than a month now because of a bronchitis-related cough and fever. >>> and finally, how is this for a way to get rid of your old christmas tree. instead of dumping it in your front yard, you can serve it for dinner to goats. if you happen to live in rhode island. a petting zoo in rhode island, they're feeding the trees to dozen of goats. they eat them in perfect silence, as you hear there. apparently they like chomping on the pine needles. >> that was a cow. >> hang on, okay? goats and lambs and cows, they also have a taste for christmas. >> interesting. >> make sure you remove the ornaments, though. >> leave them on there. a goat will eat anything. >> practical advice. thank you, ron. >>> now, to what was supposed to be a floating island of of lance but instead has turned into nausea on the high seas. >> an outbreak of a highly-contagious stomach virus on "the queen mary 2" is disrupting v
? houston with an update. what can you tell us? >> i spoke with a bush family spokesman earlier and he told me that doctors are seeing a slight ilprovement in the former president's condition. his fever is gone. the 88-year-old former president remains in the hospital in houston where he has been since before thanksgiving suffering for a chronic cough. doctors remain optimistic that he will make a recovery despite the set back of fever and weakness. yesterday they visited for christmas and brought with them chinese food. it's a bush family tradition on christmas day for a dinner yesterday. the chinese food came to him. the former governor of florida plans to return soon. their sister dora is visiting the former president today and despite all this, doctors can't tell us when she will be going home. >> coming up, a newspaper coming under fire for posting an online database of local gun permit holders. some say the database puts their safety at risk. we will talk about that. a few days left for lawmakers to make a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. john boehner has not called members b
last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are saying on the ground in houston. he is 88 years old. in the hospital a little over a month. fought a bronchiol infection. it has taken its toll. and going into icu got everyone excited. but doctors wanted him there just to keep track of how he is doing. monitoring him more minutely. the family wanting to keep a tight lid on information. some family members coming in. dorothy, george w. wish, number 43, maybe jeb bush rushing to the bed side. the family wants everyone to know that they thank them for their concern, but they hope s
been in a houston hospital for a month and since sunday he has been in the intensive care unit treated for a cough and persistent fever. while mr. bush admits he is a bit under the weis about as fl go. a e-mail from his chief of staff, gene becker says quote, is he sick? yes. does owe plan on going anywhere soon? no. but the noted as, would tell you to put the harps back in the closet. gregg: good sense of humor. back to our top story. all eyes on washington where president obama will meet with congressional leaders to make one more attempt to craft a deal to avert looming tax hikes and spending cuts. with most of the hoist members on vacation until sunday night, no plan in sight. how much can actually be accomplished. susan fereccio joins us now. chief congressional correspondent for the "washington examiner". we're seeing dianne feinstein there on the senate floor. it is vacant on the house side. so in truth how much is really going to get done? >> well, gregg, a lot of this negotiations are really taking place between the leadership levels right now. we don't really have to worry ab
is in guarded condition. he is 88 years old and the former president has been hospitalized in houston since november 23rd. bronchitis and a lingering cough. we'll get a live report on his condition later on in the newscast. patti ann: those are just some of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's largest companies and what they denied and what this could mean for other employers. gregg: the storm system working its way up the coastline causing messy traffic, airport delays. we've got video from one of the hardest-hit areas. >> pretty rough. we've seen a lot of accidents this far in ohio turnpike. and wish people would slow down a little bit, you know? it's pretty slick. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting broncho
. >>> he has been in the houston hospital for more than a month and now former president george h.w. bush is doing in his intensive care. y more than you . only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> he was hoping to be home by christmas, but former president george h.w. bush is still in afternoon intensive care unit at a houston hospital. the former president has been there since november 23rd. migue miguel, how is he doing? >> reporter: well, his condition is guarded in intensive care and his spokesman said the reason they put him in intensive care is because doctors want to keep track of several things going on with the former president. he ha been here for a lit over a month. he is 8 years old. he has a fever he can't quite kick. they're treating it with things like tylenol and other things. it's not that
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box. ♪ all onhinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ david: workers from boston to houston are threatening to walk off the job. the strike could disrupt billions of dollars in shipments and cripple supply. now the two sides have agreed to meeting after talks stalled earlier this month. that could cripple the economy. adam the one in los angeles about ten yearings ago cost a billions -- ten years ago cost a billion dollars a day. that's just one port. this is going to be newark, the gulf ports down in houston. adam: what seems to be a sticking point is a fee that the men and women who unload the containers get paid by the weight of the container. one thing not knowing too much of the details of where the hold-up is, the containers are getting larger and larger. what the ports are saying is it's too expensive. it hit a point where the the fees can't keep growing. they want to cap it. that seems to be where they are at loggerheads. you don't want to shut down commerce in the united states and that's what this will do. liz: it would stretch from maine to houston apparently. it would choke supp
to massachusetts. also got the houston mayor to tell us how her city is preparing for a strike. futures still a little jittery here this morning. dow down 86. "squawk on the street" back in a minute. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >>> instagram users may have made good on their threat to dump the photo sharing app after the controversy over new privacy rules, according to app data in the "new york post." app data says that instagram may have shed almost 25% of its daily active users as a res
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